The role of the chief information officer is to: - Understand the business of the organization; - Determine how information can be used to enable and grow the business; - Create a vision for supplying this information via technology; and - Ensure this vision is carried out.
Acting as the representative of IT, the CIO educates the executive team about both the potential benefits and limitations of technology.
Business Executive Sponsors
Executive Sponsors look across the enterprise and properly identify and guide critical business transformation efforts that can significantly impact the business. They understand the risks inherent in these high profile initiatives and setup strategies to mitigate them. They are the champions of the cause, leading the team, and providing appropriate oversight and promotion on projects where their company, business area, and personal reputation is often on the line.